Toaster to play for Choke at i58 tournament

Origen ADC Augustas “Toaster” Ruplys will be playing for Choke Gaming’s League of Legends team at Insomnia58 at the end of this month.
He will join top-laner Liandrid, jungler Nocturnal Plex, mid-laner Brixton and support player Elmtanu at the Birmingham NEC from August 26th to 29th, as Choke attempts to win the £8,000 League of Legends tournament.
The team has been practicing and taking part in the ESL UK Community Cups over the past few weeks.
eSports News UK spoke to coach and manager Nihir Vedd about the temporary acquisition of Toaster and Choke’s plans at i58.
“Securing Toaster kind of just happened – I knew he had trialed for Origen while I was still trying to obtain him, but obviously he wasn’t allowed to tell anyone that he had secured the spot until Origen announced him,” Nihir said.
“He approached our team interested to go to i-series since he has friends on our roster, and since Joekerism had left to join xL, we were looking for an ADC anyway. I’m not sure what his position is with Origen, I assume he’ll be playing for them afterwards when Season 7 Spring Split starts.”

“Securing Toaster kind of just happened – he approached our team interested to go to i-series since he has friends on our roster, and since Joekerism had left to join xL, we were looking for an ADC anyway.”

Toaster joined Origen last month, and played a few games for the EU LCS organisation before xPeke subbed back in as ADC.
Toaster plied his trade in the UK scene, having played for Exertus and FM in the ESL UK LoL Premiership in the past. He’s still an Origen player, and recently shared some of his thoughts on his time with the org so far.

Opinion: Origen must be patient with Toaster – his best is yet to come

Nihir also spoke about Choke’s ambitions at i58.

“I think the roster is incredibly strong, able to contest the first place spot,” he added. “However, we have yet to practice much as a team – and this is something I’m looking to improve so we can obtain first place at both i58 and in ESL.”

This team will most likely be playing independently during the ESL UK summer 2016 split, and not under the Choke name. This news comes after Choke announced it will become an inactive company following  i58.

“Our long term aims would obviously be to get first place in ESL and grab the Challenger Series Qualifiers spot,” Nihir explained. “We will most likely be playing independently during ESL, but would be looking to join another org should we advance past the UK scene.”

As well as Nihir, Choke also has assistant coach Shane “Cloud” Murphy, who assists Nihir with coaching and analysis.

“He’s been super helpful so far and hopefully I can work further with him to improve the team to be the best they can be,” Nihir commented.

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[…] On paper you would say that MnM and TCA are probably the favourites (though TCA are apparently without top-laner Yoppa), along with Choke as a potential finalist as they have a new mix team including Toaster. […]

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